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Jon Niese aiming to return from shoulder injury Saturday

Jun 6, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

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Scratched from his scheduled weekend start with a shoulder injury, Jon Niese threw a 39-pitch bullpen session yesterday without any problems.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Niese is hoping to avoid the disabled list and rejoin the Mets’ rotation Saturday against the Marlins, which would mean missing just one start with the injury.

Niese admitted to pitching through discomfort for multiple starts before finally being skipped, but told DiComo that even a few days of extra rest made “a night-and-day difference.”

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Well, if you had to pick an ideal opponent to face when coming back from an injury, the Marlins would be it. Actually, my nephew’s Little League team would be it. And then my church’s “60 and over” co-ed softball team. But then, the Marlins for sure.

    • neoshweaty - Jun 6, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      lol. You would think so, but this is the same team that gave up 27 runs in 3 games against them.

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